Nicole Akstein
Tia Vera; Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilAvós #1, Rio de Janeiro; 2003Tia Isa's window #2, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2010Vovô sleeping, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2010Vovó's chest, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2010Tia Isa on a bad day, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2010Vovó Elce, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2010Vovô Lu, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2010Vovô singing opera, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2010Vovô singing opera #2, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2010Avós #2, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2010Vovó resting, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2010Lu the cowboy, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2010Vovó and her cigarette, Barra da Tijuca, 2010Tia Aluylde in front of Tia Vera's house, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2007Tia Vera on her patio, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2003Tia Vera and her kitchen towel, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2007Tia Vera and Tio Ruy, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2003Tia Vera, Tio Ruy and Kelly, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2007Tia Isa in her bed, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2003Tia Isa's window, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2003Tia Isa, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2003Tia Isa's slippers, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2003Tia Isa in her new apartment, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2007Vovó's corn jar, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2007Give flies food and they won't eat yours, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro; 2007Skull, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro; 2007Jesus in the church on a farm, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro; 2007Vovó's legs, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2007Vovô's legs, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; 2007Family Fragments, No. 1, 2, 3 (top-bottom)
Transparency on handmade paper (abaca)Family Fragments, No. 3 (detail)
Transparency and handmade paper (abaca)O Mundo da Criança deconstructed, 2014
Collage, handmade carousel bookO Mundo da Criança deconstructed, 2014
Collage, handmade carousel bookO Mundo da Criança deconstructed, 2014 (detail)
Collage, handmade carousel book
Family
RIO DE JANEIRO

My family is from Brazil and they live in Rio de Janeiro. I am fortunate enough to see them once a year. I started photographing them in 2003 and it has become an ongoing series ever since.
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